Culver City's Craftiest Cocktail Bars


Among other more pigeonholed Los Angeles neighborhoods, Culver City is a bastion of independence, promising patrons a new experience nightly. Our top 5 favorite cocktail bars in this area are proof that when your reach into the mixed bag that is L.A., you're bound to pull out a winner. Scattered across Culver City, each of these cocktail bars display some part of Angeleno culture. There are the bars flooded with fedora wearing blokes, bespectacled in faux glasses. There are the relaxed spots that serve up cocktails with a refined sense of nonchalance in perfectly sparse venues. There are the elegant places where you take a date you're trying to impress. And of course, there are the awesome theme venues that deliver theatrics flawlessly. Some of these places welcome people in with warm arms, and others might require a little finesse or even a password to gain entrance. But no matter which of these cocktail bars and lounges you end up at, you're sure to feel a unique vibe that only these cool venues can provide. Explore these spots now and let us know if your favorites made the cut. - Darianne Dobbie


Sevilla Nightclub

Sevilla Nightclub

Sevilla is a three-floor venue with tapas, live Latin music and DJs spinning your favorite hits on a spacious dance floor. Check it out >>

140 Pine Av
Long Beach CA 90802

The Mayan
The Mayan
1038 S Hill St Los Angeles, CA 90015
Boardner's
Boardner's
1652 N Cherokee Ave Hollywood, CA 90029
Playhouse
Playhouse
6506 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028
Sound
Sound
1642 N Las Palmas Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028

Patrick Molloy s

Patrick Molloy's

A properly decorated Irish pub meets the chill beach life at Hermosa Beach's Patrick Molloy's, the local-friendly go-to for live music and the 5-hour happy hour. Check it out >>

50A Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach CA 90254

Boardner's
Boardner's
1652 N Cherokee Ave Hollywood, CA 90029
33 Taps
33 Taps
6263 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028
Big Dean s Cafe

Big Dean's Cafe

Big Dean's Oceanfront Cafe, a quintessential beach bar right off the Santa Monica Pier is the best place to be for year round sunshine and beachside fun with a side of fish and chips. Check it out >>

1615 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica CA 90401
Yamashiro
Yamashiro
1999 N Sycamore Ave Hollywood, CA 90069

Hotel Cafe

Hotel Cafe

Neither a hotel nor a cafe, this little gem stands out among the Hollywood powerhouse clubs because it doesn't stand out much at all. It's a little place that attracts some of the biggest KCRW-types. Check it out >>

1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood CA 90028
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